Autism Society of Maine
ASM advocates for improved services for people who experience autism and for their families by lending library materials and providing support and technical assistance. Click above for additional information.
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
The Center offers training, undergraduate and graduate studies, research and information dissemination on inclusion and disability. Click above for additional information.
Circle of Health
The web site for Ruth Ryan, MD and Stephen Myers, PhD, The Circle of Health provides clinical services to persons with developmental disabilities. A great site with lots of helpful information and downloads.
Developmental Disabilities Council
The Maine DD Council is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and agencies which identify barriers to community inclusion, self-determination, and independence, and act to effect positive change. Click above for additional information.
Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services
The Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services works in partnership with not-for-profit agencies and private providers to achieve a comprehensive array of services for adults with mental retardation or autism. Click above for helpful information, training opportunities and links.
Speaking Up For Us
Speaking Up For Us is a statewide coalition with representatives all over the state who work to support local and statewide self-advocacy organizations to network with each other and with national organizations. Learn about the ways in which this fine organization is helping people to know their rights and speak up for their rights.
The State of the States Report
If you want to know what a state believes, don't pay attention to the mission statement or legislative proclamations. Examine the budget. A budget is a statement of beliefs.
David Braddock and other researchers at the University of Colorado have been publishing their State of the States Report for years to help us to understand how each state is doing in its fiscal commitment to community supports. Find out how your state is doing at this great site.
Also: Check out the United Cerebral Palsy Analysis of Medicaid For Americans with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for an update on how your state is doing.
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